Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce that three new associates have joined its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law, including in individual, class action, and WARN Act claims.
Deirdre Aaron, a 2010 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, was previously a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. During law school, Ms. Aaron worked on employment discrimination matters as a clerk to an administrative judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and she worked on class action litigation, including employment matters, at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.
Sally J. Abrahamson, a 2009 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, was previously a litigator of collective action and individual wage-and-hour cases at the D.C. Employment Justice Center. Before that, Ms. Abrahamson was a law clerk to the Honorable Frank Montalvo, U.S. District Judge in the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division.
Naomi Sunshine, a 2005 graduate of New York University School of Law, was previously an associate at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP in San Francisco, where she represented workers and others in federal and state claims of wage-and-hour violations, employment discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, consumer, and disability class actions. Before working at Schneider Wallace, Ms. Sunshine clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley and the Honorable Victor Marrero, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
We are delighted to be joined by these three talented lawyers, ” said Wayne N. Outten, the firm’s managing partner. Outten & Golden believes that the experience and capabilities of these three associates will contribute to the firm’s ability to advocate effectively for the rights of employees in individual transactions, employment claims, and litigations and in class and collective actions.
Outten & Golden focuses on a global scale on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including I.R.C. sections 409A and 280G, bonuses, commissions, and stock/option agreements and awards); and advises professional partners (including accountants, doctors, and lawyers) on contractual and ethical issues. It also represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and contract claims. Outten & Golden is at the forefront of family leave issues and veterans’ workplace rights. The firm handles some of the largest class action and impact litigations in the United States involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage-and-hour violations, violations of the WARN Act, and other systemic workers’ rights issues.
Outten & Golden has eleven practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, WARN Act, Appellate Litigation, and Workplace Privacy, Technology, and E-Discovery.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and Stamford, Connecticut.
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000.